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ITS Update: Phishing attempt asking for account verification

Posted: 2016-05-20 15:09:58   Expiration: 2016-05-25 15:09:58

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2016-05-20 15:09:58. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

The ITS Help Desk has received reports of a phishing message warning you of a login attempt on your account from an unknown IP address. You are then instructed to CLICK LINK BELOW and enter your username and password to verify your account. This messages appears to have been sent by AARON M LEANDER.

Pioneers should remember that ITS will NEVER ask for your password in an email - or through a link from an email. Never, ever. SERIOUSLY.

  • If you receive such an email FROM AARON M LEANDER, please DELETE immediately.
  • If you receive such an email from ANY OTHER UW-PLATTEVILLE ACCOUNT, please REPORT it to the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or
  • If you clicked on the link and logged in, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY.

How can I tell the message a message is not legit? We've mocked up real-life examples in the ITS Knowledge Base, including today's attempt.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or

-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer